Meaning of “tempt fate/providence” in the English Dictionary

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"tempt fate/providence" in British English

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tempt fate/providence

If you tempt fate or providence by doing something, you take a silly risk by doing it and depend too much on your good luck:

You're tempting fate by riding your bike without wearing a helmet.

(Definition of “tempt fate/providence” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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